The closure of three abortion clinics this week, including one associated with the infamous late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, bring the total number of closed abortion facilities to 27 so far this year.
Right now there remain clinics that do 576 surgical abortions and 177 that offer abortion by medication only. That number is down dramatically from 1991 when there were 2176 surgical abortion clinics in America.
“The failure of these abortion businesses continues the trend of closed abortion clinics and represents a success of the pro-life movement’s work to change the laws as well as the hearts and minds of Americans,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Abortion numbers are down, pro-life sentiment is up. Laws are being enforced. Babies are being saved. We are excited to have played even a minor role in the closure of abortion clinics because when these substandard mills close, lives are saved.”
Three Abortion Clinics Close Down, 27 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in 2014